Maiden's Tower ; Sad love story ...♥

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

The Leander’s tower which is one of the symbols of Istanbul dates back to 341 BC. There are several stories told about Kız kulesi which is named “Leander’s Tower” by westerns.

The most widespread story is about the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor who was killed by a snake hidden in a basket of figs which was brought to the tower from land. That is why, the tower is named Maiden’s Tower.

If we look further into the history we understand that this place was called “Leandros”. Leandros fell in love with Hera who was one of the nuns of Aphrodit. Leandros swam to the Maiden’s Tower to see his dear one. One day he was defeated by the storm and the waves and died. Hera could not cope with this grief and killed herself.

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (1011)

gegè on July 18, 2013

Wonderful tone, great composition! LIKE. Best greetings, gegè

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on July 19, 2013

Thank you Gercruces

Thank you Gege

Greetings.

Amarildo Souza on July 19, 2013

Amazing picture.

I loved it.

Greetings from Brazil.

makis-GREECE ® on July 20, 2013

Σου χαρίζω ένα όμορφο Ελληνικό τραγούδι με τον Μάριο Φραγκούλη!

Aspro Peristeri -White Dove- Mario Frangoulis & Eleni Peta

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on July 20, 2013

Thank you very much Amarildo

Thank you very much Makis

I loved this Greece music....

Happy weekend.

wschoene on July 21, 2013

A very atmospheric image. I like very much.

greetings wschoene

AngelUzquiza on July 21, 2013

Very nice composition!

LIKE

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on July 21, 2013

Thank you WSchoener

Thank you Angel :) Yes...always contact...

Happy wishes from Istanbul

ganzilotomich, on July 23, 2013

Fantástico! melancólico núcleo.

Gosto

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on July 23, 2013

Thank you very much Gosto Bye.

ocramnano on July 25, 2013

OUTSTANDING COMPOSITION AND SHOT.L+F. WARM GREETINGS.

Marjan Kustera on July 25, 2013

EXCELLENT PHOTO...Best regards from Serbia - Kuki - F/L

Nicodemos Rosa on July 25, 2013

Beautiful picture. like-503 Greetings from Brazil.

KBB on July 26, 2013

Too beautiful!!

YSL

KBB

Isse on August 6, 2013

Still beautifull!

Greetings, IC

Nikos Greek on August 20, 2013

Very nice photo L+F and favorite photographer!

Jens-Aage Jungersen on August 22, 2013

I love many of your pictures. They are great. This one L 508 ;-)) Greetings to Turkey from Copenhagen. Jens-Aage

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on August 24, 2013

Dear Ocramnano

Dear Kuki

Dear Niko

Dear KBB

Dear Isse

Dear Nikos

Dear GSantos

Dear Jens-Aage

Thank you very much for nice visit..

Happy wishes from Istanbul

Gabor Retei on September 8, 2013

What a beauty, a fabulous shot with fantastic colours! “Like”

Greetings from Canada, Gabe

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on September 8, 2013

Hello Gabe :)

Thank you very much..Best wishes.Melek :)

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 31, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by ♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z330
    • Taken on 2012/05/31 06:51:18
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 11.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

Groups